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There's no cake left. They've eaten it all.
Have you spent all your money?
We need to make sure that all of our equipment has been checked.
Sally had spent all her life working for others.
I've been awake all night worrying.
The situation is changing all the time.
She needs to have someone looking after her all the time.
It kept raining all through March.
You can't blame it all on David.
Good luck! I hope all goes well.
We've had messages of support from all around the world.
Oh, look, you spilled it all over the carpet.
We all enjoyed the party.
No one can solve all these problems.
All seven astronauts were killed in the explosion.
Over 90% of all traffic accidents result from human error.
I want all of you to listen carefully.
Not all lawyers have large incomes.
I'm all in favor of giving children more freedom.
Now we're going to be late, and it's all because of you.
Divorce is a very complicated business – I'll be glad when it's all over.
He started to get all excited when I told him Cynthia was coming.
Nadal won the next point, bringing the score to 30 all.
All in all, I think it has been a very successful conference.
It took me all of ten seconds to realize what was going on.
We had some Beanie Babies last week but now we're all out.
We're all out of the pink ones.
It's all too easy to borrow money that you can't pay back.
Barney was in his best clothes – silk tie, diamond pin and all.
I thought we'd go for a ride, with it being nice weather and all.
He's all, "I don't have to listen to you!" and she's all, "Yes, you do!"
First of all, I want to welcome our guest speaker.
His music was the thing he loved most of all.
He might be a murderer, for all we know.
I might as well be dead, for all you care.
Brazil is going all out to protect its markets.
In all, there are over 120 languages spoken in the city's schools.
In all likelihood, Mr. Crawford will die before his wife.
I must admit, in all honesty, that progress has not been as fast as we had hoped.
I didn't finish the book – it wasn't all that interesting.
And now she's chosen to live in Alaska, of all places!
I wasn't interfering. I was just trying to make suggestions – that's all.
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